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April 2013 Archives

Toll worker injured in New Jersey truck accident

U.S. highways are dangerous places to work, especially for those working close to the cars, trucks and tractor-trailers on the roads. One dangerous job on the highways is that of the toll collector. There have been several incidences in recent years in which employees were struck by negligent drivers, who did not follow safety regulations or slow down near toll booths. In New Jersey, speed is a particular problem since the introduction of the EZ-Pass system.

OSHA cites rifle manufacturer for unsafe working conditions

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy devastated the Eastern Seaboard, and brought many a business to its knees. With wind gusts of 115 miles per hour, it inflicted heavy damage and disruption to many services in Newark, New Jersey, and elsewhere in the Northeast. However, Mother Nature's wrath is no excuse for neglecting worker safety. One major local business, still reeling from the effects of the superstorm, is currently under fire from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for job site conditions that could get workers hurt on the job. The company was fined heavily after recent inspections turned up serious repeat OSHA violations.

Wrong-way drunken driver causes three-vehicle crash

Near the Blue Star Shopping Center on a recent Saturday morning, the wrong-direction driving of an apparently drunken Staten Island man led to a three-car collision that injured three people, according to Watchung, New Jersey, police. The 1:53 a.m. motor vehicle accident on Route 22 was caused when the 33-year-old driver traveling eastbound collided with two westbound vehicles.